The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE) has launched the Circular Economy Committee to bring public and private entities together to support the circular economy.
A circular economy is an economic system that focuses on reducing the extraction of natural resources, minimizing waste, and regenerate natural systems. In a circular economy, raw materials, components and products keep their value for as long as possible, while renewable energy sources are used.
The Committee will develop actionable initiatives to upscale current applications and introduce best international practices in circular economies. This will achieve economic growth while protecting the environment and ensuring the sustainability of natural resources.
In partnership with strategic partners, DSCE plans to develop and launch new tools and initiatives to promote the adoption of the circular economy model across various sectors and ensure its application according to methodologies that link to all effective players. The council also strives to support startups and develop the capabilities of entrepreneurs in the vital sector.
“The UAE attaches great importance to achieving sustainable and effective use of natural resources by transitioning to a green economy and increasing the share of clean and renewable energy sources. The UAE Circular Economy Policy identifies the country’s priorities in terms of a circular economy. Priorities include infrastructure, sustainable transportation, manufacturing, food production and consumption.”
Mr. Ahmad Buti Al Muhairbi, Secretary-General of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and Chairman of the Energy Demand Side Management Executive Committee, chaired the Circular Economy Committee meeting. Members included representatives from Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), Dubai Municipality, Dubai Economy, Dubai Science Park, Emaar Properties, and Diamond Developers.
“The Committee discussed the report on the State of Circular Economy that was reviewed and aligned with the UAE Circular Economy Policy. The Committee discussed some examples of global best practices, with next steps in developing initiatives and tools to support further the circular economy across different sectors in Dubai,” Mr. Al Muhairbi said.